Events

On this page we list events relevant to Equality and Inclusion, whether at the University, such as those held by the Staff Networks, in the wider Leeds area, or beyond. Know of an event which you think should be listed? Contact equality@leeds.ac.uk to let us know, and we can add it to our calendar.

For information on key religious dates, awareness raising dates, term dates and major national and international days of celebration or memorial, the Festivals and Events Calendar has been developed as a practical resource to use as a guide to support academic and wider event planning. Go to the Festivals and Events Calendar page.

A month of events focusing on the nationwide celebration of Black History, Arts and Culture in the UK. Breaking Boundaries in STEM: Innovation and Diversity – How to be visible and succeed in your STEM career Wednesday 09 October, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Location: Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre 17 (7.17) Breaking Boundaries in STEM…
A new regular informal meet-up for Trans, Non-binary and Intersex people. For full information, including details of the location, please email: trans@leeds.ac.uk or contact the Network. PGRs are welcome to attend.
World Menopause Day – Friday 18th October The menopause and its potential impact is one of the last health taboos and the management of gender-specific health issues other than pregnancy are rarely discussed in the workplace. A working group from the Faculty of Medicine and Health, in collaboration with Health and wellbeing services, welcome all staff…
Islamophobia Awareness Month highlights the threat of Islamophobic hate crimes and showcases the positive contributions of British Muslims to society.
Leading environmentalist Fazlun Khalid will talk about what is perhaps the greatest threat humanity faces today, namely climate change. The dangers we face from climate change are well documented and Climate Action Tracker tells us that Morocco is the only country in the world that is on course to achieve the 1.5 degrees Celsius target…
The Temple Women’s Forum North and the School of Law welcomes Dame Julia Macur as she reflects on her experiences as the UK’s first female Senior Presiding Judge. Dame Julia Macur was called to the Bar in 1979 and was a practising barrister in the Midland and Oxford Circuit between 1979 and 2005. In 1998…
For their 2019 event, UKDHM will be focusing on “disabled leaders throughout history and their struggle for acceptance. UKDHM will examine how the leaders of the disabled peoples movement managed to change the way disability was seen as a personal burden to a human rights issue through using the social model of disability from 1970…
The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect…
If you are a carer for a family member or a friend who has an illness, disability or addiction, Carers Leeds offer confidential one-to-one appointments on campus.  The aim of these free, 40 minute appointments is to provide a wide range of practical advice, support and information to working carers.  More details about support for…
If you are a carer for a family member or a friend who has an illness, disability or addiction, Carers Leeds offer confidential one-to-one appointments on campus.  The aim of these free, 40 minute appointments is to provide a wide range of practical advice, support and information to working carers.  More details about support for…

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National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an annual LGBT awareness day observed on October 11.
If you are a carer for a family member or a friend who has an illness, disability or addiction, Carers Leeds offer confidential one-to-one appointments on campus.  The aim of these free, 40 minute appointments is to provide a wide range of practical advice, support and information to working carers.  More details about support for…
Are you… an LGBT+ parent? an LGBT+ person thinking about building a family? confused about what rights and entitlements LGBT+ parents have at the University of Leeds? concerned about coming out as an LGBT+ parent at the University of Leeds? interested in learning more about how you can support your LGBT+ parent colleagues at the…
An outstanding panel of three stellar writers with Jamaican roots – Sara Collins (The Confessions of Frannie Langton), Colin Grant (Bageye at the Wheel) and Hannah Lowe (Long Time, No See) – in conversation with Dawn Cameron. How do they capture a spectrum of Jamaican narratives and characters, from saints to sinners and everything between?…
Since 1992, the World Federation for Mental Health has recognised World Mental Health Day on 10 October, as an opportunity “to raise global awareness of mental health issues and to stimulate advocacy”. This year the theme is Suicide Prevention. As stated by the President of WFMH, Alberto Trimboli, “[s]uicide is a global public health problem…
Breaking Boundaries in STEM returns to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day and Black History Month. All students and staff are invited to attend the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences next event in the series on Innovation and Diversity: How to be visible and succeed in your STEM career. The Breaking Boundaries in STEM events are…
With Professor Pippa Chapman (Head of the Graduate School, Faculty of Environment) and a panel of postgraduate researchers. Hear others’ experiences and top tips, and make connections across the university. Please book your place in advance here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wln-start-the-month-being-a-postgraduate-researcher-at-leeds-tickets-72911563449 Particularly relevant for postgraduate researchers in any academic subject, and anyone who works with them in any capacity!…
The monthly informal meeting for LGBT+ Staff Network members (and those potentially interested in joining/finding out more), outside of the Network’s more policy-focused meetings and/or larger social events. Colleagues are welcome to stay for as long or as short a time as they wish. Look out for the Starry Teapot.
Bi Visibility Day is marked to highlight the challenges faced by Bi people & to bring visibility to the Bi community. The LGBT+ Staff Network will be providing materials about an upcoming event at Leeds Beckett on their table at the Diversity Cafe today, running 11am-1pm.
OUR FULL PROGRAMME HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED! Our 2019 schedule is available in booklet form here, you can book onto the listings* here, and you can also see the full details below for all of the many events being held to celebrate 2019’s National Inclusion Week. We hope you’ll join us! *Climbing Wall Taster Sessions need…